Bed down among some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world and discover your own bolthole in one of Britain's rugged corners. Wilderness Weekends reveals the 26 best places for wild camping from the south coast of England to Scotland's far north. Each weekend includes practical advice, detailed maps and inspiring photographs to help the camping enthusiast take the next adventurous step. With a host of hard-won tips on what to take and when to go, this is the helping hand needed to unlock your outdoor potential.
Phoebe Smith's love of dramatic landscapes has taken her on walking and backpacking adventures all around the world - from wild camping on the Scottish islands, sleeping under a swag in the Australian outback and watching the Northern Lights from a wigwam above the Arctic Circle. She's enjoyed snowshoeing in the Swiss Alps, scrambling in Wadi Rum and canyon walking in the USA. But of all the places she's been it's the UK that holds a special place in her heart and she is adamant that you don't need to travel far to have an adventure.
CONTENTS Introduction 7 Wilderness weekends: the essentials 10 Using this guide 23 A word about the site selection 24 Part 1: England 26 1 Do-it-yourself driftwood den 28 2 Among ancient stones 36 3 Beware of the beasts 42 4 Witch hunt wanderings 50 5 Lost in the Lakes 58 6 Return of the wild 64 7 Cave dreams 72 8 Beware the Duergar 80 Part 2: Wales 86 9 Poetry and madness 88 10 Conquer the Welsh Matterhorn 96 11 Alien explorations 104 12 Hut among the hills 110 13 Rocky Roman steps 116 14 The forgotten sibling 122 Part 3: Scotland 130 15 The awful hand 132 16 A pint too far? 140 17 Loch less-known monster 150 18 Skye's the limit 158 19 Bed down on the Buckle 166 20 Moor than meets the eye 174 21 Between a rock and a hard place 184 22 Bothy to bothy 194 23 Hope springs eternal 204 24 Coastal highs 210 25 The wildest walk 218 26 Secret sands 228 Index 239